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Owls Head Lighthouse

By Marla Rogers

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By Marla Rogers (1940-2014) daughter of Archford “Ted” Vernon Haskins, keeper of Maine’s Owls Head Lighthouse from 1947 to 1953.

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We landed at the lighthouse

In the middle of the night.

No stars or moon were shining,

Only the glow from the light.

Mattresses were lugged up the hill

And placed upon the floor.

‘Til morning came and with the light

We started to explore.

The ramp that headed up the hill

To fifty-two steps and there,

Low and behold, the lighthouse stood

And we could only stare.

She wasn’t tall and majestic,

Like the lighthouses we had known.

But from that very moment,

I knew I had come home.

She stood one hundred feet on high

Way atop the cliffs.

The beauty that surrounded her

Was certainly nature’s gifts.

Penobscot Bay surrounded her

On all three sides and then

The fourth side was a forest

That soon became my friend.

Of all the places I have lived

None have felt quite right.

So if I can call anyplace home

It certainly is Owls Head Light.

This story appeared in the Nov/Dec 2015 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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